Date:Monday July 2 2012
Everton are set to complete the signing of Danijel Pranjić this week, according to the player himself.
The 31-year-old Croatian is a free agent this summer after being released from his contract with Bayern Munich.
He is pretty versatile and can either play in midfield or as he has done for Croatia, he can play at left wing-back or left-back, which would give David Moyes options if he fails to complete the signing of Steven Pienaar from Tottenham, or perhaps as a makeshift replacement for Leighton Baines if the rumours linking him to Manchester United become a reality.
Either way the player certainly sounds like he believes he is about to become an Evertonian.
"I am honoured that such a successful coach wants to sign me, and would be honoured to play for a club like Everton with such a rich history." he told Croatian newspaper Sportske Novosti.
He continued: "We were very close to completing a deal in January, but then Bayern prevented it going through. I can`t say that everything is finished, but next week I`m expecting some concrete developments.
"I`m hungry to play again, to fight with my team-mates for success, to play for the fans. I missed all that sitting on the bench at Bayern.
He would certainly appear to be saying all the right things, but as the Echo points out today, he was has also been attracting interest from Holland, Russia, Turkey, France and Italy and while he sounds optimistic over a move to Everton he previously said all the same things about a proposed move to China before that deal collapsed in May.
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Date:Monday July 2 2012
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